Thirteen at Dinner (film)

Thirteen at Dinner
Based on Lord Edgware Dies by Agatha Christie
Written by Rod Browning
Directed by Lou Antonio
Starring Peter Ustinov
Faye Dunaway
Diane Keen
Bill Nighy
David Suchet
Music by John Addison
Country of origin United Kingdom
United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Neil Hartley
Cinematography Curtis Clark
Editor(s) David A. Simmons
Running time 87 minutes
Production company(s) CBS Entertainment Productions
Warner Bros. Television
Distributor CBS
Original network CBS
Original release September 19, 1985 (1985-09-19)
Preceded by Evil Under the Sun
Followed by Dead Man's Folly

Thirteen at Dinner is a 1985 British-American made-for-television mystery film featuring the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Adapted by Rod Browning from the Agatha Christie novel Lord Edgware Dies, it was directed by Lou Antonio and starred Peter Ustinov, Faye Dunaway, Jonathan Cecil, Diane Keen and Bill Nighy. David Suchet, later to play Poirot in the long-running television series entitled Agatha Christie's Poirot, played the role of Inspector Japp. Suchet considers his performance as Japp to be "possibly the worst performance of [his] career."[1]


Ustinov as Poirot

Thirteen at Dinner was Peter Ustinov's third portrayal of Christie's Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. Ustinov played Poirot in a total of six films:


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